Cartoon Spin-Offs: The good, the bad and the WTF!?

What happens when gaming icons get cartoonified

The Legend of Zelda | 1989, 13 episodes

What’s it all about?
Pig-faced wizard villain Ganon is desperate to join all the pieces of the powerful Tri-Force together and use it to rule the land of Hyrule. It's up to Link and Princess Zelda to make sure this dastardly plan never comes to fruition. So, when the heroic team aren't spring-cleaning the castle (they get real dusty) or rescuing King Harkinian (who carelessly gets himself captured twice in 13 episodes), they spend their time mostly thwarting Ganon’s plans to capture the - frankly inferiorly guarded - Tri-Force of Wisdom. There's an irony in there somewhere, we're sure.

But it’s not all about the Tri-Force. Link's obviously raging hormones compels him to try and secure a kiss from Princess Z at every possible opportunity. Luckily, any potential intimacy is always reliably cut-short by some comical mishap. God knows we never would have recovered from Link trying to cop a sneaky grope.

The sexually frustrated hero does score a kiss after rescuing a dark-haired maiden in one episode, although as a result he turns into a frog. As you can probably guess, this cartoon was not entirely like the games.


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